Is becoming a fundraiser right for me?
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How to become a Fundraiser
Fundraisers can come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds. Many fundraisers have no formal education at all, and rely solely on work experience and life wisdom in order to have a successful career.
More often than not, however, fundraisers have a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Business, Business Administration, Business Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Public Relations, or Mass Communication and Media Studies.
Advanced degrees are suitable for positions as fundraisers in the largest non-profit organizations.